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How far up did Wisconsin's open records scandal go? All the way to the top. There is now evidence Governor Scott Walker was among those pushing to shield lawmakers from...
More evidence from the state crime lab may be needed before any decisions are made on a trial in a La Crosse County child abuse case. An August 10th hearing has been scheduled now for Jaymie Rundle of Holmen. Rundle and her boyfriend are accused of physically abusing the man's three-year-old daughter to the point where she died late last year. Examinations of the girl's body indicate repeated signs of physical injuries, excessive salt consumption, and extreme starvation. The girl's father, Dylan Bartsh, already is scheduled for trial next month.
A plan to allow more Americans to be paid for overtime may be the centerpiece of President Obama's speech, when he comes to U-W-L today. The Obama visit has been advertised as dealing with the economy. Congressman Ron Kind says the economy could be helped by an expansion of overtime pay.
Kind says Congress should schedule a vote on the overtime proposal, rather than leaving Obama to take credit or blame for it.
The president isn't the only one calling for expanded overtime pay. President Obama apparently will make increased eligibility for overtime a cornerstone of his talk today in La Crosse. Democratic state senator Julie Lassa, meanwhile, has introduced a bill that would do the same thing in Wisconsin. The president's plan calls for increasing the income limit for overtime to over fifty thousand dollars. Which is what Lassa's bill would do. The senator from Stevens Point says Wisconsin's overtime laws are so out of date, many occupations making more than nine thousand dollars a year aren't eligible for overtime under state law.
Don't be surprised to see La Crosse police riding around on their own Segway scooters soon. A city council committee tonight considers buying three of the scooters that were just the subject of intense scrutiny in city hall this spring. Two of the new Segways will be used by police and one by the city's public works department. It was the city's police chief earlier this year who opposed Segways being used either on streets or the sidewalks in downtown La Crosse. The three Segways will cost the city close to 24 thousand dollars.
Couches on porches again the focus of likely debate by the La Crosse city council tonight. A council committee considers a proposal to keep indoor upholstered furniture from being placed on porches, decks and balconies, along with other, similar structures. The council considered the same proposal last month but tabled it after several council members claimed the planned ordinance just didn't make any sense as written. The fire department says the ordinance is necessary as a fire prevention measure.